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What would you call Global Warming?

Is it time to retire the term 'global warming'? | Leo Hickman | Environment | guardian.co.uk

As its 35th 'birthday' approaches, is it now time to drop the politically charged and scientifically limited term 'global warming' for something else?
But what are you thoughts - which term do you prefer? Or perhaps you have a brand new moniker you wish to introduce to the world?

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New Moniker: How about 'Con of the Century'?

I rather like DK's version CACC(catastrophic anthropogenic climate change).

Ask the Air Conditioner Industry spokesman.


Russia's seeming about face on climate change is very big news.

Russia has long resisted the idea of global warming as a western plot to slow it's development.

In 2003, Vladimir Putin joked that a little extra heat would help Russians "save on fur coats and other warm things."
Last winter Medvedev called the global-warming debate "some kind of tricky campaign made up by some commercial structures to promote their business projects."
Medvedev announced that Russia would be spewing 30% more planet-warming gases into the atmosphere by 2020. "We will not cut our development potential," he said during the summer of 2009.

Suddenly, with Russia on fire and the hottest temperatures on record across the country the same man who mocked Global warming has become a convert.
At a meeting of international sporting officials in Moscow 6 days ago, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev announced that in 14 regions of the country, "practically everything is burning. The weather is anomalously hot." Then, as TV cameras zoomed in on the perspiration shining on his forehead, Medvedev announced, "What's happening with the planet's climate right now needs to be a wake-up call to all of us, meaning all heads of state, all heads of social organizations, in order to take a more energetic approach to countering the global changes to the climate."

Climate change skeptics are starting to sweating too.

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